RoseFile Database

Frontenac - Modern Shrub Rose

Frontenac

Modern Shrub. Bred by Svejda in Canada in 1981.
Use:
 
Small Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Moderate - about 3.5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 8
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments The semidouble roses range from mid pink to a dark hot pink or cerise. They are borne on a really tough plant that withstands Canadian winters perhaps as cold as zone 2. Dr Svejda says of it "Frontenac' combines the attributes I had aimed for: hardiness with a long flowering season and high flower production, and resistance to powdery mildew and blackspot. It compares well to 'Champlain' in flowering attributes but is improved in hardiness and disease resistance. It is a bush rose with semi-double pink flowers. It should be more popular than it is, but a pink rose does not seem to have the appeal of a red rose."